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Employment Focus - 04 August


Stepping Stones for Families
Childcare Services Manager
The successful candidate will develop and manage a range of quality community childcare services. This will include - early learning and childcare; respite care; eligible 2s; School Age Childcare and Summer Holiday Activities to provide a holistic and integrated offer to families in Possilpark and the surrounding communitiesA qualification to (or be working towards) a BA Childhood Practice or Graduate PDA Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 9 and a minimum of two years proven experience of managing an early learning and childcare service, respite care and /or School Age Childcare is essential for this post.

Brick Lane Music Academy CIC
Music Development Coordinator (direct download)
This is a key role that will give you the opportunity to improve the lives of some of Renfrewshire’s most vulnerable residents of all ages and backgrounds by coordinating our flagship inclusive programmes. These include our Access All Areas family music sessions, projects involving ethnic minority groups within the community and our Music cafes who support older people in the community.

Various roles - Community Link Worker, Recovery Support Workers, Sessional Support Workers
Work for us and promote recovery from mental ill health, empowering people to build independent fulfilled lives.

Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership Vacancies
Current vacancies include Nursing, Administration, Social Care and Senior Health Professional Roles

Remember to check Goodmoves for other jobs in Scotland within the Third & Public Sectors.


August's network meeting is set for Friday 18th and we're heading out to Inchinnan for some net-walking!
We'll be joining Inchinnan Development Trust for a walk through their community woodland - Teucheen Woods
We'll then head to R34 Cafe's Meeting Space, also in Inchinnan.
If you can't join the session in person there is also the option to meet online from 1:30pm. We’ll be joined by Inchinnan attendees towards the end of the session for whole network updates and discussion. Choose the ticket that works for you on Eventbrite.


Call for referrals - get started in comedy and confidence

Taster Day: 31 August
Course Dates: 04 Sept – 08 September
The Prince’s Trust are working in partnership with comedienne, entrepreneur and TV personality Anna Devitt to bring you a 1-week masterclass in Comedy and Confidence, giving you the opportunity to express your creativity, develop your confidence, meet new people as well as gaining an accredited qualification. We’ll also help you with your CV.
Not only will it boost your confidence and employability, but you’ll also have the chance to benefit from the support of one our mentors to help you uncover your next steps. 
SCQF level 3/4 for Comedy & Confidence

  • National 4 Progression Award in Creative Industries Level 4
  • Develop skills in: Communication, Setting and Achieving Goals, Managing Feelings, Working with others, Confidence + Wellbeing
  • Travel expenses will be reimbursed. Lunch provided

 The course is open to all candidates who would benefit from confidence building or are interested in creative industries. Any and all skill levels are welcome!
Contact Directly :  Alana Banks: alana.banks@princes-trust.org.uk


Paisley Town Hall - ONEREN announce first events

The first events which will be hosted in the refurbished Paisley Town Hall have been announced. The first will be a community-led project which celebrates the musical history of the iconic venue, before paying audiences will be able to enjoy a co-production of Macbeth by Paisley Opera.

Those performances will be followed by the Mòd Phàislig 2023, when The Royal National Mòd comes to town from Friday 13 - Saturday 21 October.

Read more here


2023 marks the 25th Anniversary of the SURF Awards

The SURF Awards are widely recognised as the most prestigious in the field of Scottish community regeneration.

This year the 5 categories are:

  • Community Led Regeneration
  • Removing Barriers to Employability (now open to all employability projects)
  • Improving Scotland's Places 
  • Housing and Regeneration
  • Creative Regeneration

The SURF Awards are delivered each year by SURF, a regeneration forum with over 300 cross-sector member organisations across Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government.

The purpose is to highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of initiatives that address physical, social and economic challenges in communities across Scotland.

So if you know of or work with a great project or you think the area that you live/work in is worthy of an Award then get applying! It is a straightforward application form!

Feel free to share with those you think might be interested. Alternatively, you can nominate a project by completing an application form on their behalf as a nominating party. 

Information and application materials are available on the SURF website at: https://surf.scot/surf-awards/surf-awards-2023/ 

For queries please contact Emma Scott on emma@surf.scot 

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 4th September.


GP Out of Hours Engagement

The Patient Experience and Public Involvement team in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are planning some engagement with the public on the GP Out of Hours service.

They are looking for groups or meetings that they could get in touch with to discuss a potential presentation.

Please contact :

Lucy Dorrian
Patient Experience and Public Involvement Manager
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde  
Mob:  07583 121 643 
Email: lucy.dorrian2@ggc.scot.nhs.uk


Social Security Scotland - Stakeholder Events

On the 29 August 2023 Adult Disability Payment will have been live throughout Scotland for one year.

Social Security Scotland are hosting free online events to explore what we have learned from one year of delivering this form of assistance.

These events are for stakeholders in Scotland who provide advice or support to adults who are living with a terminal illness, disability and/or long-term health condition who may be eligible to apply for Adult Disability Payment.

This event will cover:

  • What we know now so far
  • You said we did
  • User Research
  • Continuous Improvement Activity
  • Future plans
  • Policy

This events will be hosted via Microsoft Teams and last for 90 minutes.

Please note, following feedback from stakeholders who have joined previous events we would ask that you do not ask any client specific questions at these events. If you are supporting a client and require assistance, please contact our helpline on 0800 182 2222.

For further information or if you have questions about this event, please email National Engagement and Partnership Team at: NationalEngagementandPartnershipTeam@socialsecurity.gov.scot

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